This ceiling boss features four faces with traces of paint that are arranged in a radial pattern with the crowns of their heads converging on a single, central point. Two of the faces are female, identifiable by the wimples worn on their heads, while the other two, wearing small pointed caps and sporting beards, are male. The symmetrical regularity of the piece is counterbalanced by subtle asymmetries introduced by differences in detail and the sequence of facial types.
This architectural boss decorated with four faces was originally placed in the crown of a ceiling vault at the point where the ribs of the vault met. The arrangement of the four faces would have reinforced the expansive radial pattern formed by the ribs while the boss itself would have simultaneously emphasized the center of the vault.
Square photograph with overall blue/black/white tones, except for full color in the center circle. In the middle there is a sphere stacked on a circle, stacked on a cube. The sphere has the image of an upside down eye, the circle has a color image of a blue eye with heavy dark lashes and the cube has an image of the eye, lid and brow portion of a face. A pair of eyeglasses are placed in front of the cube so that the eye image is seen through the left lens. Behind the stacked objects ia a large sheet of paper rolled into a conical shape.
In the late 1970s Kertész used a Polaroid SX-70 camera to photograph objects in his apartment that he had collected over the years. Some he positioned on his windowsill to capture the reflection of the sunlight outside, but In this photograph he has created a still-life arrangement with images of eyes and a set of eyeglasses set on the surface of a table. Kertész published a book of these photographs, "From My Window," in 1981.
134.94 cm x 95.25 cm x 42.55 cm (53 1/8 in. x 37 1/2 in. x 16 3/4 in.)
Two large wooden chests stacked on top of each other. They each feature a set of small doors in the center with silver corners, knobs, and hinges. The top chest has an open-shelf area just underneath the table-top. The wood inlay of the chests create a geometric - square and rectangle pattern of the raised wood.